Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver Poems

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
1. The Moths 3/30/2005
2. Mockingbirds 1/13/2003
3. Stars 1/20/2003
4. Flare 1/13/2003
5. That Sweet Flute John Clare 1/3/2003
6. The Summer Day 1/13/2003
7. Fall Song 1/3/2003
8. Daisies 3/30/2005
9. The Lily 3/30/2005
10. Cold Poem 1/13/2003
11. Yes! No! 1/3/2003
12. The Humpbacks 1/13/2003
13. Egrets 1/13/2003
14. The Swan 1/13/2003
15. On Winter's Margin 3/30/2005
16. Morning Glories 1/13/2003
17. Little Owl Who Lives In The Orchard 3/30/2005
18. The Buddha's Last Instruction 1/3/2003
19. The Rapture 3/30/2005
20. Peonies 1/13/2003
21. A Letter From Home 3/30/2005
22. One 3/30/2005
23. Clapp's Pond 1/13/2003
24. Wild Geese 1/3/2003
25. The Kookaburras 1/13/2003
26. Song Of The Builders 3/30/2005
27. Happiness 3/30/2005
28. White Night 3/30/2005
29. Hummingbird Pauses At The Trumpet Vine 3/30/2005
30. Walking To Oak-Head Pond, And Thinking Of The Ponds I Will Visit In The Next Days And Weeks 1/13/2003
31. Aunt Leaf 1/3/2003
32. A Meeting 1/13/2003
33. The Sun 1/3/2003
34. Music 1/3/2003
35. The Kingfisher 1/13/2003
36. Marengo 1/13/2003
37. Sand Dabs, Five 1/13/2003
38. Little Summer Poem Touching The Subject Of Faith 1/3/2003
39. Some Things The World Gave 1/13/2003
40. The Lark 3/30/2005

Comments about Mary Oliver

  • Allyson (7/15/2018 3:11:00 AM)

    looking for a poem that begins with the lines if only there were a boat, long and low and loaded with all that we'd brought.. possibly published in the New Yorker 14 years ago..

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  • Tom Christofferson (5/30/2018 8:08:00 AM)

    Looking for poem that begins with the line When death comes...

  • Sharron Arnold (4/28/2018 9:01:00 PM)

    Mary Oliver is probably my favourite artist....her pieces are so thought provoking and meaningful. Some bring me to tears, they are so beautiful....

  • Michele Ann Gill (3/16/2018 8:34:00 PM)

    Mary Oliver is such an exceptional, unique poet and she inspires me to keep writing. She's absolutely right about poetry being a way of life I have a propensity to write and must keep going. Her work is so beautiful, direct, poignant, effortless and intelligent, I often wonder, why do I bother?

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Best Poem of Mary Oliver

Picking Blueberries, Austerlitz, New York,1957

Once, in summer
in the blueberries,
I fell asleep, and woke
when a deer stumbled against me.

I guess
she was so busy with her own happiness
she had grown careless
and was just wandering along

to the wind as she leaned down
to lip up the sweetness.
So, there we were

with nothing between us
but a few leaves, and wind’s
glossy voice
shouting instructions.

The deer
backed away finally
and flung up her white tail
and went floating off toward the trees -

but the moment she did that
was so wide and so ...

Read the full of Picking Blueberries, Austerlitz, New York,1957


I have been thinking
about living
like the lilies
that blow in the fields.

They rise and fall
in the edge of the wind,
and have no shelter
from the tongues of the cattle,

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